Seventy years ago when the U.S. and Germany matched up in the Davis Cup final, Don Budge defeated Gottfried Von Cramm 8-6 in the fifth set of the deciding match despite a phone call from Adolf Hitler before the match who tried to give Cramm a pep talk. Read about the match here. (Budge is the middle in the back row of this picture of the 1937 U.S. team.)
Let's hope that Putin and Bush stay out of the matchup and Portland this week.